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Setting Up Your CS Account

Before proceeding, please observe the following:
  • Use of CS department labs and accounts is subject to the Account Policies & Lab Rules
  • Accounts are only activated for current students, TA's, and RA's.
    • If you are registered for classes in an upcoming semester but that semester has not started yet, you will not be able to log in until it starts
  • Follow these instructions carefully before asking for help

Reset Your CS Account Password

  1. Navigate to https://accounts.cs.byu.edu/reset/ in your browser
  2. Enter your username in the space provided (same as your netID)
  3. Click on Reset Password
  4. A Token will be sent to the email associated with your account (this will be your personal email)
  5. Copy the token sent to you by accounts@cs.byu.edu
  6. Paste the token in the provided field
  7. Create a new password (make sure that it is at least 8 characters long and includes at least 1 lower case letter, 1 upper case letter, and 1 number)
  8. A green box should appear letting you know that the password has been successfully reset!

Set Your CS Account Password (new/returning accounts)

  1. Go to an account kiosk (near TMCB 1140 and 1119) or visit https://accounts.cs.byu.edu/ in your browser
    1. IMPORTANT: If you see a pop-up login request like the one on the right, click “Cancel” until it disappears (it usually takes two clicks). Logging into the pop-up will not work
    2. Once the page loads the main login page, proceed
  2. Log in with your CS credentials
    1. Username: your BYU Net ID
    2. Password: by default, your 9-digit BYU ID number
      1. If you have previously set a CS account password and can remember it, use it here
      2. Otherwise, use your 9-digit BYU ID number. For example, Cosmo Cougar would use “123456789”
      3. Neither of these working? Make sure there isn’t a space in the “username” or “password” field
      4. Still not working? Use one of the following methods. Either:
        1. Follow the steps above in the section titled “Reset Your CS Account Password”
        2. Bring your BYU ID card to TMCB 1140, or
        3. Submit a support ticket at https://support.cs.byu.edu (for verification purposes, include your Net ID, ID number, and birth date)
  3. Fill out the form to reset your password (as shown to the right)
    1. Current password: the password you just entered in Step 2
    2. OTP: leave this field blank
    3. New/verify password: your new password, which must meet the password requirements (listed below)
  4. Wait until the “Authenticating…” at the top of the screen disappears
    1. Once you see a screen that says “User Information”, then your account is working normally!
  5. Click your name in the top-right corner, then select “Logout”
  6. Questions or problems? Ask your TA's or contact the System Administrators

Password Requirements

Your new password must meet these requirements:

  • At least 8 characters long
  • Include 3 of these 4 character groups:
    • Capital letters
    • Lower-case letters
    • Numbers
    • Special characters (including spaces)

For more information, refer to the Account Password Policy

setting-up-your-account-with-the-cs-authentication-system.txt · Last modified: 2020/09/15 14:26 by coreydev